Aluminium Phosphide 56%TB
is a yellow or dark grey crystalline solid that is non-flammable and has a garlic-like odour. Aluminium phosphide is used as a fumigant to control rodents and an insecticide for agricultural crops. It can also be used to make semi-conductor materials such as light emitting diodes when combining it with other chemicals.
|Content (ALP) %||56.0% min.||58.5%|
|Tablet weight / tablet||3.0 + 0.1||3.0|
Aluminium Phosphide is used as a rodenticide, insecticide, and fumigant for stored cereal grains. It is used to kill small verminousmammals such as moles and rodents. The tablets or pellets typically also contain other chemicals that evolve ammonia which helps to reduce the potential for spontaneous ignition or explosion of the phosphine gas.
Aluminium Phosphide is used as both a fumigant and an oral pesticide. As a rodenticide, aluminium phosphide pellets are provided as a mixture with food for consumption by the rodents. The acid in the digestive system of the rodent reacts with the phosphide to generate the toxic phosphine gas. In this application, aluminium phosphide can be encountered under various brand names, e.g. Celphos, Fumitoxin, Phostoxin, Talunex and Quick Phos. It generates phosphine gas according to the following hydrolysis equation.